Tag Archives: The Herald

Everett Herald Newspaper Lays Off Six Employees

January 4, 2013


The Herald

Herald undergoes 3rd staff reduction in as many years.

Always hate to see reporting jobs go away but that’s what happened this afternoon at the Everett Herald. The paper reported this afternoon that a news reporter, a sports reporter, a photographer, a copy editor, a circulation employee and an operations worker were laid off. The news department has two vacancies that will not be filled, and one news reporter’s hours were reduced. You can click here to read the full story from The Herald.

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Herald Newspaper in Everett Reveals Arrests-Charges in Berry and Brazzel Murders

November 16, 2012

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The Herald has been following this story from the beginning.

Reporters at The Herald in Everett have long followed and extensively reported on the murders of Patty Berry and Tracey Brazzel. Today The Herald is reporting on the arrest and charges against a prime suspect. Click here to see the story.

Below is the press release from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office on the arrests but My Everett News would urge you read the Herald articles and links to past stories. It’s truly a first class job of reporting spanning nearly two decades by Scott North and many others at The Herald.

Today, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 44 year-old Danny Ross Giles for the 1995 murders of Patti Berry and Tracey Brazzel.  He is expected to be charged with one count of 1st degree murder and one count of 1st degree murder with a deadly weapon.  Giles, who has been an inmate in the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island, has been a suspect for more than two years in the murders.

Giles is expected to be booking into the Snohomish County Jail later today, having been transferred today from McNeil Island.  He will be held on $4 million bail.

Both Berry and Brazzel’s family have been notified of the arrest.

“I am proud of the great work done by our detectives,” said Sheriff John Lovick.  “Today my heart goes out to the families of these young women. We know we cannot provide closure to this painful chapter in their lives, but I hope that we can at least provide some answers.”

Tracey Brazzel was 22 years-old when on May 26, 1995 she was seen leaving a bar in South Everett.  She has been missing since that day and is presumed dead.

Patti Berry was the 26 year-old mother of a toddler when she was reported missing July 31, 1995.  Her body was found about a week later in a wooded area near the Everett Mall. She had died from multiple stab wounds.

Both Berry and Brazzel disappeared within blocks of each other.  Because of the similarity between the victims, location and nature of the crimes, detectives believed them to be committed by the same suspect. At the time, detectives collected evidence from various locations and conducted an extensive investigation into Brazzel’s disappearance and Berry’s murder. They followed leads and interviewed several persons of interest, but were not able to successfully identify a suspect in either case.  They sent collected evidence, including DNA samples, to the Washington State Crime Lab.

In 2008, SCSO detectives were alerted by the Crime Lab that the DNA samples from the case matched the DNA profile of prison inmate Danny Ross Giles. He became a suspect at that time in Berry’s murder.  In 2010, Giles was also linked to Brazzel’s disappearance from DNA evidence that had been collected from her home.  For the past few years, detectives have been reexamining the evidence, taking new witness statements, and following up on leads to build their case and solve the crimes.

“Even though it took 17 years, through the dedication and hard work of our detectives, we finally got our man,” said Sheriff’s Office Chief Kevin Prentiss, who has been involved in the investigation since 1995.



Link to additional information about the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case “Playing Card Deck” .

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Scoop Jackson’s son Tapped as Editorial Page Editor at Herald Newspaper in Everett

July 19, 2012


Peter Jackson photo courtesy Crosscut.com

Peter Jackson has been named as the new editorial page editor at The Herald. Jackson was born in Everett but now lives in Seattle. He’s long advocated for the city of Everett to build a speaker’s platform for people to stand on and deliver their opinions on one of downtown Everett’s street corners. His late father, Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson served for decades in the U.S. Senate and twice ran for President.  Here’s a link to the full announcement from The Herald.

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Everything (Almost) You’d Want to Know About Boeing in Everett – The Herald

March 25, 2012


Do you know when Boeing first opened a shop in Everett? The Herald does, click the logo to see.

Big shout out to The Herald in Everett for their special section in today’s Sunday edition about aerospace and its impacts here in Everett and beyond. “Maximizing aerospace” is an entire section with at least 10 stories by Michelle Dunlop covering virtually every aspect of the impact aerospace has on our area. There’s also a great article by Alejandro Dominguez on the Need to Know page regarding the history of Boeing in Everett.

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Everett Newspaper Says Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon has Hubris and Delusional Beliefs

February 19, 2012


Aaron Reardon, Snohomish County Executive

In a strongly worded opinion piece today, The Herald newspaper in Everett is urging Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon to “come clean” about his past behavior. Back on October 16th, The Herald endorsed Reardon for re-election in the November race against Mike Hope. Today they’re calling that endorsement “lukewarm.”

Reardon is currently under investigation by The Washington State Patrol over his use of county funds. The Washington State Patrol has stated there is no timeline for the investigation.

The only official comment issued by Aaron Reardon was back on November 3rd when he issued a statement that said in part, “This is a nameless, baseless accusation that comes five days before the election. I am more than confident that voters in Snohomish County will see through this appalling charade and not be duped.”

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Everett’s Daily Newspaper Makes Some Changes

April 10, 2011


Everett's Newspaper of Record, The Daily Herald, has made some changes to its printed product. You can click above for the online version but I could find nothing about the print changes there.

I noticed a few changes to the Herald this morning. There’s a new Nameplate that does away with “The Daily” and today’s edition was called, The Sunday Herald. They’ve also added their Facebook and Twitter page names with the logos for Facebook and Twitter right to the Nameplate. Scott North has a new page that he introduced online last week. Its called Need to Know and will apparently appear in print every Sunday but be updated online more frequently. The paper has bumped local news off the front page of section B and put it into the middle of that section to make room for more opinions and ideas up front. There are also a few other changes. Executive Editor Neal Pattison has put a phone number up if you’d like to comment on the new look, it’s (425) 339-3456. He didn’t put up an email address in the article in the paper nor did he address these changes to the print edition on HeraldNet.com so I guess the assumption is the people who read the paper online are completely different from those who pick it up at the store or have it delivered. Two different worlds I guess, or are they?

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